The Scissor Skills Sourcebook: A developmentally based, multi-age, scissor cutting program and complete resource guide for teaching scissor cutting skills to children.

Author: Josiane Caron Santha, Occupational Therapist

Price:  $24.95

Type: PDF:  Interactive & Printable (for PCs, IPAD, TABLETS, MAC) 

Pages: 310

ISBN 978-0-9939580-5-2

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This sourcebook has been specially designed for introducing and successfully teaching proper scissor cutting skills to children aged 2 to 6 years who have not shown any interest in cutting with scissors, have difficulty using scissors or have a limited attention span that delays their progression.

The Scissor Skills Sourcebook: A comprehensive and sequential approach for successfully teaching proper scissor cutting skills to children aged 2 to 6 years and beyond for children with special needs.

Includes: Theory, advice, strategies, tools, solutions, 50+ multi-page color, cut and glue projects in sequential order of difficulty and more than 100 theme-based activity ideas all created by an Occupational Therapist who has been working with children for 15 years.

*Complete cutting program with 50+ multi-page projects (150+ pages of color, cut and glue projects) adjustable for difficulty level.

*Fun, easy to use strategies and solutions for helping children with different types of difficulties.

*Progress certificates, observation forms and many other tools.

*100+ theme-based activity ideas.

Book Details

Section 1: Includes professional knowledge, theory, fun exercises and activities, advice on what to do, how to do it, when to do it, and strategies for solving small problems.

Sylvie, Occupational Therapist 05/02/2015

Section 2: The Sequential Scissor Cutting Program, includes 50 different multi-page cutting projects, categorized into four learning steps (1. straight lines, 2. geometric shapes, 3. curves and circles, 4. complex shapes), each available into 3 separate versions depending on the age and competency level of the child (for a total of almost 150 projects). Multiple theme-based activities are provided with each project to keep the fun going. 

All of the exercises, activities, strategies and 50+ multipage projects have been tried, tested and approved by more than 20 occupational therapists, their clients and their parents, over a time frame of 5 years.

This book is for everyone who has the opportunity to help children with their motor and creative development (parents, educators, teachers, therapists). 50 projects are offered, each one more challenging than the last, in sync with the natural development of a child. It teaches motor skills required to start cutting and takes the child all the way to cutting complex shapes. The Scissor Skills Sourcebook is designed to grow with the child.

Useful starting at 2 ½ years old, this training resource is useful for education purposes up to and including 7 years of age. After proper cutting skills have been achieved, these fun projects can continually be enjoyed at all ages!

Each project can be done at different levels of difficulty (versions), the simplest involving only coloring and no cutting. This unique aspect meets the needs of multi-age environments and allows the child to enjoy the same project at different times throughout their childhood (e.g., coloring at 2 years old, cutting at 4 years old, drawing and building at 6 years old.) With a project suited to their own abilities, success is guaranteed for the child.  

All the projects are simple and quickly achieved requiring only every day materials such as scissors, glue and markers. In order to properly complete a period of activity, both at home and in childcare, activities related to themes of the cutting projects are provided. From shapes to plants to concepts of time, educational and fun ideas abound.

To meet all needs, this tool is enriched with theory on the development of cutting skills and practical advice to support the child who progresses more slowly as well as tools and observation and monitoring checklists for specialists.

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